Credit Regulations

Disclosure on the Transferability of Credits:

Credits earned at Knoxville College may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Knoxville College. You should obtain confirmation that Knoxville College will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Knoxville College to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Knoxville College prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from Knoxville College to another educational institution may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Knoxville College if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of Knoxville College and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at Knoxville College before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

 Transfer Credit. 

Credit for courses taken at other colleges after matriculation will be given only if approval is granted before the courses are taken.  A form for this purpose may be obtained from the Office of Academic Affairs.  No credit will be given for grades below “C.”  Transfer credit counts toward hours needed to graduate but does not affect the grade point average, except in computing averages for graduation honors.

Credit by Examination. 

Credit by examination may be awarded to students who demonstrate at least “C” level competence in courses for which they have not enrolled.  Application must be made within the first three weeks of a term.  Permission must be granted by the advisor, the instructor of the course, the department head, and the Office of Academic Affairs.  The per-hour tuition fee will be assessed.  Ordinarily examination for credit should be undertaken in the first year of enrollment, and under no circumstances will credit by examination be granted in the last year of the student’s enrollment prior to graduation.  Credit earned by examination and credit granted for proficiency cannot exceed 30 semester hours (combined) counting toward graduation from Knoxville College.

Proficiency Credit/Transfer Articulation Policy. 

Students who demonstrate proficiency above the beginning level in general requirement courses in English Composition and the general requirement in mathematics will be granted course credit equivalent to the courses from which they are exempt.  Proficiency or placement credit is established only through the College’s own testing policies and procedures.  No application procedure is required of the student. Proficiency credit and credit earned by examination (combined) cannot exceed 30 semester hours counting towards graduation from Knoxville College.

Military Service Credit. 

Credit in the required health and physical education courses will be given to veterans with at least one year’s full-time military service.  Evidence of service should be presented to the Office of the Academic Dean.  The total of military service credit and regularly earned credit will not exceed the hours required in these areas for all students.


Students regularly enrolled in the College may audit courses with the consent of the instructor.  The auditor will not be allowed to take the final examination or to receive credit for the course.  Credit by examination cannot be received in courses which have been audited.

Correspondence and Extension Credit. 

Credit earned through correspondence courses may not be used to meet any requirement for graduation from Knoxville College.  Credit for extension courses will be accepted by the College only with approval of content and course equivalence by program area faculty.

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